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Following a year when choirs fell silent, Kings Place celebrates the power and the joy of singing in Voices Unwrapped, our 14th Unwrapped series. Featuring solo voices to vocal ensembles to large choruses, we plan to fill our halls with Renaissance masterworks, close harmony a cappella, folk song, jazz vocalisation, lied, throat singing, gospel, electronically-enhanced contemporary voices to Baroque passions.

We’re thrilled to announce our two, much-loved artists in focus: Gaelic singer & musician Julie Fowlis and baritone & composer Roderick Williams.

The only instrument that every individual can access without expense, the human voice is a constant in all musical cultures and a channel through which each community can express its identity. Voices Unwrapped 2022 welcomes exceptional singers from Estonia, France, America, Denmark, Australia and the African diaspora, and British groups such as the Tallis Scholars, Black Voices and The Swingles, along with our resident Aurora Orchestra. We’ll explore a richly diverse vocal repertoire and provide a platform for community choirs, as well as opportunities for you, our audiences, to participate.

Watch this space for more announcements.

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Summer Sounds: Bellow Fellows

Summer Sounds / Summer Sounds

Bellow Fellows is London's male voice community choir that meets regularly in the centre of the city. The choir sings a variety of music, from well known pop to shanties to folk songs & everything inbetween.

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Gretchen Peters with special guest Kim Richey

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Blending shades of country-rock, indie-folk and Southern Gothic, Gretchen Peters latest album Dancing With the Beast features all-female characters, from pre-teen to elderly, whose stories vividly illuminate both the personal and political.

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Xenia Rubinos

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

Visionary singer and music maker Xenia Rubinos dips in and out of genre and structure to create movingly powerful songs with her signature sound. Xenia’s powerhouse vocals are at the centre of her music which grows from a wide range of influences from R&B to Hip-Hop to jazz all delivered with a soulful punk aura.

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Gretchen Peters with special guest Kim Richey

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Blending shades of country-rock, indie-folk and Southern Gothic, Gretchen Peters latest album Dancing With the Beast features all-female characters, from pre-teen to elderly, whose stories vividly illuminate both the personal and political.

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London Bulgarian Choir

Voices Unwrapped / Voices Unwrapped

The eagerly-awaited return of award-winning London Bulgarian Choir, led by Dessislava Stefanova.

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Iarla Ó Lionáird & Julie Fowlis

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Twice Grammy nominated iconic Irish singer Iarla Ó Lionáird makes his Kings Place debut for this special, one-off Voices Unwrapped performance, with guest and Artist-in-Focus, Julie Fowlis.

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Siobhan Miller

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Richly celebrated Scottish folk singer and songwriter Siobhan Miller makes her much-anticipated Hall 1 debut as part of Kings Place’s Voices Unwrapped series.

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Pegasus Choir

Contemporary / Singing Together

Since its founding in 2001, Pegasus choir has built up a reputation as one of London’s most versatile and exciting chamber choirs. Under its director, Matthew Altham, the ensemble has developed an extensive repertoire embracing sacred and secular music from the Renaissance to the present day.

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Nelson Mass: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with John Butt

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

John Butt directs the OAE, Choir and Stars of the Enlightenment in Haydn’s late master work, the ‘Nelson’ Mass.

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Finding Your Voice

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

A captivating evening bringing together leading musicians and writers from Freedom from Torture's Write to Life group.

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Choir Leaders’ Workshop

Singing Together / Singing Together

Calling all choir leaders! Don’t miss a unique day of workshops and mentoring featuring leading experts including the legendary Gareth Malone.

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The Rheingans Sisters

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

The Rheingans Sisters make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions.

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Vaughan Williams 150th Anniversary

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

A special concert to honour the 150th birthday of Ralph Vaughan Williams from the fast-rising Carice Singers and conductor George Parris.

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Riot Ensemble: From Dusk till Dawn

Contemporary / Voices Unwrapped

A captivating night from Riot Ensemble, who begin with voices in the gallery and descend to the stage for David del Tredici’s ground-breaking Szygy and a world premiere from Naomi Pinnock. This concert opens at

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The Unthanks

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

The Mercury Music Prize-nominated and ever-inspiring The Unthanks make their Kings Place debut with two special album release concerts of their fourteenth record, Sorrows Away.

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Gesualdo Six: Mirror of Time

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

A programme from peerless vocal consort The Gesualdo Six tracing a chain of inspirations, from Josquin to Arvo Part, and culminating in the phenomenal work of Renaissance visionary, Carlo Gesualdo, admired by Stravinsky and a host of 20th century composers.

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Aurora Orchestra with Nicholas Mulroy

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

Nicholas Mulroy returns to Kings Place, alongside resident orchestra Aurora, for a vibrant programme ranging from Bach to Monteverdi and Purcell to Silvio Rodriguez.

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Explore Ensemble with Juliet Fraser

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

Explore Ensemble and guest soprano Juliet Fraser present new and recent music for voice and ensemble by Angharad Davies and Lisa Illean, plus instrumental pieces by Lawrence Dunn and Oliver Leith.

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Lady Maisery

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Award-winning vocal trio Lady Maisery, long celebrated for their innovation at the forefront of the English folk scene, make their Hall One debut as part of Voices Unwrapped, for a special weekend of harmony singing workshops and album launch concert.

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Workshop 1: Harmony Songs with Lady Maisery

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Raise your voices in 3-part harmony and enjoy making a big sound. Lady Maisery will sing some smaller rounds and sounds together before learning a full arrangement of one of their songs.

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Workshop 2: Song-Crafting with Lady Maisery

Folk / Voices Unwrapped

Learn some of the creative exercises to make new songs or rework traditional songs. Unleash the potential songwriter in you, add more tools to your toolbox or simply be inspired in this workshop evening with Lady Maisery.

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VOCES8 Workshop with Paul Smith

Classical / VOCES8 Vocal Workshops with Paul Smith

Join Paul Smith, co-founder of VOCES8, who will be leading an inspiring and uplifting choral music workshop exploring a beautiful collection of choral music.

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JS Bach: The Burlesque Cantata

Classical / Voices Unwrapped

Bach’s Cantate burlesque (Peasant Cantata) alongside his Coffee Cantata, both by librettist Picander, are nothing less than comic operas.

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